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Taurus G2c Review

An in-depth Taurus G2c Review.

Most of the US market’s budget offerings were from High Point and the Ring of Fire companies, which are literally pot metal guns.

In High Point’s case, a gun that is way overbuilt in terms of size so substandard material can be used. Taurus offered a gun more similar to, say, Glocks and XDs at a much cheaper price point.

So do a Taurus G2c Review since consumers find it to be a great value.

So, they offered an in-between option between the high points and guns like the Glocks, the XD’s, Smith and Wesson M&Ps, etc.

Taurus is a company known for its budget offerings, and the Taurus Millennium G2 is no exception. The Taurus Millennium G2, also known as the Taurus G2C, is a staple of the Brazilian company.

The gun is made in Brazil and imported through Taurus’s Miami division.

This gun is very popular in the US market due to its price point, as the Millennium G2c comes in at under $250 in most shops.

The gun was introduced in 2013 and was designed to be marketed towards concealed carriers and law enforcement officers looking for an affordable backup weapon to carry off duty.

People absolutely love the millennium G2C for its size.

Some people have guns that cost much more than those, but they still love the G2c.

Role

With its compact size, this gun is well suited for concealed carry. It’s still large enough that many will use it for home defense.

While I have heard of people using carry methods like pocket and ankle carry that’s the exception, not the rule. This gun is just to big and heavy for that in my opinion.

Taurus G2c Holster IWB 06

Strongside carry is a good option if your body type isn’t suited for AIWB carry.

Due to the width of the gun, it doesn’t conceal as well for most people in that position.

Taurus G2c Holster AIWB 01

AIWB carry is going to be the most concealable for most people. There is a natural void or pocket that the gun sits in making it more concealable.

Features

The Taurus Millennium G2C is a 12-round handgun. It ships with 10 round magazines in more restrictive states, but the gun itself is in a weird size category similar to the Smith and Wesson M&PC with the 3.5-inch barrel that was originally introduced.

Now Smith and Wesson also have a similar version in their 2.0 series, the Millennium G2C is sized between something like a Glock 26 and a Glock 19.

Even CZ is getting into the game with the CZ P10S.

The magazines themselves are fairly affordable at around the $25 per piece price point and have a nice yellow follower that’s very easy to see. They feature a blued finish, and they drop free from the gun incredibly well.

You can actually turn the gun parallel then tip it up slightly, and the empty magazines will still shoot out of the gun.

It is really quite impressive.

The magazines do not have a flush back base pad, but instead, they have a pinky extension that allows you to get all three fingers from your pinky up to your middle finger on the grip of the gun.

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The pinky extension makes the grip roughly the same size as a Glock 19.

It would be nice to see it as an actual extension to get an extra round or two versus just a pinky extension.

Promag makes longer magazines for the gun that are extended that hold more ammo if you want but reliability might be dubious, as Promag does not have the best reputation.

Taurus makes 15 and 17 round magazines for their Taurus G3, and those will fit and work in the Taurus Millennium G2C. But don’t expect them not to over insert as there is no mag sleeve available this time.

Be wary of that.

Magwell

The magwell itself is pretty standard for a pistol mag.

You really can’t expect anything more from a gun at this price point.

The walls of the grip are pretty thin, which makes the grip feel good in the hand. But the downside of that is there’s not enough material to chamfer on the interior of the mag well to help you guide in the magazine.

But this is a concealed carry gun that is very unlikely to be reloaded under stress.

How many people actually carry a spare mag with them where they can easily get to it?

Even if they use it as a home defense gun, do they have a setup where they can reload or access a mag very quickly?

The answer is likely no- making the mag well a non-issue on this gun.

If you’re proficient with reloading the gun, it won’t cause you any issues. However, it’s not as good as saying something like a Glock Gen 5 MOS that has a very large flared mag well.

Ergonomics/Grip

Ergonomically, the Taurus G2C feels great in the hands. This gun is really an amazing size. And considering when it was introduced in 2013, it was really ahead of its time.

The only other offerings that were available then were the Glock 26 and the Glock 19 as well as the M&P series and the Glock was a chunky awkward feeling gun.

Size

The Taurus G2c Review is that perfect Goldilocks size for most people.

The thicker grip over something, like a single stack Smith and Wesson Shield, gives you a little confidence than a single stack would. Holding 12 rounds in the magazine doesn’t hurt either.

And the gun is just thin enough that you feel like you have complete control over it.

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I was surprised to hear that the Taurus G2C sales hurt quite a bit when Sig introduced the Sig p365, which cost more than twice as much as the Taurus.

But I learned it came down to ergonomics.

People felt really comfortable with the Taurus G2C. Most were buying that gun, not because of its price point but because they really felt it was the ultimate size they were looking for.

The gun has a nice well-rounded beaver tail that’ll work well with multiple hand sizes.

The grip itself doesn’t really do anything ergonomically to drive your hand high in the grip, mostly due to the position of the undercut of the trigger guard.

It’s not that well undercut, so you will get “Glock knuckle” if you shoot this gun a lot.

Texturing

Now the texturing on the G2C is good.

It has a stippled texturing that is an almost artistic, non-geometric shape around the grip. It grips your hand in all the right places except for the area where the palm of your support hand fits on the gun.

At that point, there is no texturing and it’s extremely slick.

There’s a little groove in that area that makes it easier for you to press the magazine release, relieving some of the material there.

But it looks like a natural place where a new shooter might put their thumb. That can cause some issues that we’ll cover later on.

The general feeling of the gun is really good. It makes you feel secure holding it. You feel like this is a gun that you can shoot well.

It will take care of you as long as you do the right things with it.

Sights

The Taurus G2c has standard three-dot style plastic sights. That’s a major downside in this gun because, given the price point of it, most aftermarket sights are usually around $100.

And there aren’t really any competitive options that I’m aware of for adding aftermarket sights to this gun.

So if you buy a $200-$250 gun, you don’t want to have to spend another $100 upgrading the sights. But the sights that come standard on it are, frankly, at the very bottom tier of what I would hope.

The sight picture is not great. I was hoping this Taurus G2c Review would be talking about good sights but it doesn’t.

The rear is adjustable for both windage and elevation, which seems kind of crazy for me on a gun like this.

I would much rather have basic steel sights on it that promise to work well when you need them.

In theory, somebody could have this gun milled for a red dot.

Although the cost of milling it would probably exceed the cost of the gun itself. Additionally, the gun features a loaded chamber indicator that would create a hazard when trying to mill the gun for an optic.

Controls

Safety

Now when you start talking about the controls of the gun themselves, you first have the thumb safety. The thumb safety is available solely on the left side of the gun.

So, it’s only set up for a right-handed shooter. It’s positioned similarly to where a 1911 safety would be on the frame of the gun.

You press it down to disengage it.

Overall, it’s very ergonomic and easy to use.

You can ride your thumb on the safety if you so wish, which is what I would suggest.

The safety itself is very thin, so there’s not a whole lot of room to grab onto it. But as long as you train to use it, you’re not going to have any issues activating that safety.

Magazine Release

As far as the Taurus G2c magazine release, I can easily reach it without breaking the grip with the size of my hands. But I think anybody that had smaller hands than me would have an issue.

For reference, I’m six foot tall and have average size hands for somebody of that height.

Slide Stop

Taking a look at the slide stop and the slide release, it’s also located only on the left side of the gun.

Therefore, it’s set up for a right-handed shooter. It’s a position where you can reach it with your thumb and easily drop the slide even with the safety being behind.

The safety does not get in the way of you being able to drop the slide.

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Now, if you want to drop the slide with your shooting finger as a left-handed shooter, the slide release is not far enough forward for you to access it.

So, you’re going to have to run the slide manually.

Overall Ergonomics

Overall, for the price point of this gun, the ergonomics are really good.

My one Taurus G2c Review complaint is that the front of the slide has an inset area on the corners. It’s almost like a trough on each top corner of the slide.

So, there’s no way you’re going to be using the front of the slide for any serrations or manipulations just due to the shape.

The rear of the slide is the only place with serrations.

They are acceptable for a $250 gun, but they’re not going to win any prizes. They go all the way up to the front of the slide. And they’re angled well, so they’ll work fine even under wet conditions.

The safety is easy to access, and if there’s one thing that I could give these gun negative points on, it’s the undercut.

This undercut will eventually cause a problem for most shooters.

Again, Glock also has this problem, and it retails at twice the price point. But you will develop a “Glock knuckle” if you shoot this gun a lot. I find it prevents a lot of newer shooters from getting their grip as high into the tang as they’d like.

Taurus G2c Trigger Review

The trigger system on the Taurus Millennium G2 is unique. And the reason for that is it has a restrike capability.

It’s a striker-fired trigger that is technically a double-action, single-action style trigger with no decocking feature.

So, you can only run this trigger in single-action from the start, but if for some reason your primer fails to ignite the round, you can then pull the trigger again in double-action and get restrike capability.

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Just for sake of discussing the gun, we’re going to start it off covering in a standard format which is single-action.

This means if you take the safety off and you run the trigger itself and the trigger also has a drop safe trigger.

A vital carry feature in this Taurus G2c Review or any carry gun.

Technically, you could run this gun without the thumb safety engaged. It has very light take up. And the trigger reach on this is quite short in length from the rear of the tang to the trigger wall.

So, you have taken up, you have a wall, then you have a springy, plasticky feel before it breaks.

This trigger is somewhat like you would expect on a staple gun you would buy at a hardware store.

The reset is quite short, and it resets right at a wall where you can press the trigger again and it goes for a hard plasticky break.

The trigger itself isn’t incredibly heavy, probably weighing in somewhere at the 5.5-to-6-pound range, which is what you would expect of a carry gun.

Restrike Trigger

In my opinion, the restrike capability is somewhat dubious. You’re only going to need it if you’re shooting really bad ammo, which might be okay for training.

But you probably don’t want to do that for your defensive ammo.

I’ve shot a lot and I have very rarely had a round not go off. When it does, it almost always does not go off on the second time putting it into the chamber and trying to fire it. And that’s after allowing to make sure that a hang fire would not occur or that the primer was not already nice.

Usually, rounds that don’t go off just have a bad primer.

Now on rimfire guns, this happens a lot, but we’re talking about centerfire nine millimeters with the Taurus Millennium G2C.

The only real way to describe the restrike trigger is that the double-action trigger is creepy and springy. It starts off very springy with little bits of creep, and then it just kind of continues till the trigger breaks.

I don’t think you’ll ever likely be using that portion of the trigger except for maybe in dry fire, but that’s the only way I can describe it in this Taurus G2c Review.

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It is a nice feature for dry fire, so you can practice without racking your slide after every pull of the trigger.

The feature does make dry fire a lot more efficient and will help you get rid of the bad practice of shooting from the reset.

Maintaining Taurus G2c Review

Maintaining the Taurus Millennium G2C is really easy.

It takes down just like a Glock. It has a trigger at the bottom.

You have to take the safety off and decock the striker by pulling the trigger to be able to disassemble the gun. But it comes apart very easily and, as I said, it breaks down just like a Glock from a field strip standpoint.

The gun itself in the rear you likely won’t be taking the trigger and all that apart.

But you can easily get in there and spray it out with compressed air and CLP or gun lube to get it cleaned up and re-lubricated.

Aesthetics

Nobody is ever going to accuse the G2C of being an aesthetically pleasing gun. Frankly, it’s just not that good looking.

It’s very utilitarian and not in any sort of stylish way.

The gun is not downright ugly, but it’s close. It’s kind of like a basic stock pickup truck with no acculture mods.

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Really, what I’m trying to say is that it looks okay but it kind of blends in. It doesn’t stand out in any negative or positive way.

Your opinion may vary, but I really don’t think this gun is ugly or good looking.

But it’s a gun that I don’t look at for its looks and think anybody would appreciate it for that. It’s a utilitarian tool that will be used as such.

Shooting the Taurus Millennium G2C

If you’re a new shooter, this gun is probably going to have more recoil than you would expect from handling it.

It has quite a heavy slide, or at least it kind of appears heavy when you’re feeling it, and that leads to quite a decent little bit of recoil.

The gun tracks okay, but it’s exactly what you can expect from a budget-priced gun.

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This is an opinion piece, but I always aim to eliminate bias. Look, we’ve all read them before. Gun reviews that claim to be helpful, but they’re really thinly veiled hit pieces trying to get you to buy something before you’ve even started your research. Or, even worse, a review put together by a content writer who has never even held a gun. 

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13 Replies to “Taurus G2c Review”

  1. Ray says:

    My g2c I shot two clips through it then it quit accepting clips put one in it falls out

  2. Gort says:

    Probably heard this before, They are magazines not clips. Clips are a totally different way to hold your bullets. not trying to be a PITA. It just annoys me when they are referred to as CLIPS.

    A solid review, just a bit picky on a few points.

    1. Robert says:

      Well the fellow that said that they were clips was right Iwas on the Police Force in the 1950’s on and off till the 1990’s who ever it was a magazine is the newer generation but both of you are right everyone I know that was in world war 2 and Vietnam including me call it clips because it clips into the gun and you can say clip faster then magazine if you said that someone would throw you a playboy magazine.

  3. GunguyMicderom says:

    You got a little picky on some stuff but , decent review none the less . I own a CZ PC10(AMAZIMG STOCK TRIGGER),CZ75 Compact D(Meh), Kanik TP9SFX(Meh) , Wilson Combat 92G Brigadier (SHE PURDY) and a Taurus G2C. Out of all of these pistols , the G2C and the 92G are the only ones i have put 1000 round through without a FTF.

  4. Bill says:

    Ive owend my taurus g2c for a few years. And i never had any issues or malfunctions with it. Its my EDC and i love this gun.

    1. Jonathan S says:

      I know my Taurus G2C inside and out. I train with it.
      I depend on it. I don’t think it will let me down. I’ve had no FTF. I’ve run crap ammo, decent ammo and some of the nicer HP. I keep Federal Hi Shock in all my magazines for this EDC. I’ve run quite a bit of everything through it.
      I would trust it in an emergency.
      Having said that and I just bought a spare G2C so I am a fan after shooting a bunch- I recommend replacing the recoil spring, upgrading to a Tru Glo front dot and upgrading to a trigger that is not such a draw hassle.
      I train with this pistol and I for the money, you can’t go wrong.
      I don’t give anyone the opportunity to steal my firearms but I’d it were to happen I could just go get another an it would not break the bank.
      Final review is this-
      If you are in a budget and have to upgrade as you go I’d recommend this pistol.
      I don’t think you will be disappointed at all.
      My guy at the gun bar has 6.
      I give it 5 stars as a top notch firearm I could lose on a kayak trip and still afford to replace.
      My opinion.
      I don’t think I could buy a better Truck gun.

  5. Fuzzbean says:

    A really weird review… some very good points, some very silly points, and a lot of incredibly bad wording.

    Personally, I think this gun is absolutely beautiful in appearance, with the exception of the trigger and trigger safety. The trigger safety (like EVERY trigger safety) is ugly, and the trigger itself looks a bit cheap. But otherwise I love the looks (and of course the feel) of the grip shape and of the textured areas. I love the rakish look of the slightly angled (and VERY grippable) slide serrations. And I REALLY love the fluted appearance at the front of the slide, which this reviewer was specifically complaining about. I think that fluting loots sculpted and awesome! And this is speaking as a professional machinist: this is how I would shape a slide. Also I hate the trendy front serrations that almost every other pistol comes with nowadays. If I got any urge to grip the front of the slide on any pistol, it will probably be something related to disassembly, and be done in a nice warm dry indoor environment where serrations will not be needed for a secure grip. Outdoors (or anywhere the gun is loaded) I want to keep my hands away from the front of the slide. I HATE front serrations! I know it may not be a likely problem, but ever hear of the “notch effect”? That is what comes to my mind when I see front serrations.

    I’m thinking that if a round misfires due to defects in the round itself, second strike will probably not help. But if it misfires because the gun for any reason failed to lock closed or stay closed 100%, then the restrike very likely will fire the round. But to suggest that the double action trigger pull is good dry fire practice for the single action trigger pull seems ludicrous to me.

  6. Aaron says:

    This was a decent review but almost painful to read! The choice of wording is ridiculous!!!

  7. John says:

    This gun is what I wanted due to it also being on sale for almost $225.

  8. Bagpipe Mike says:

    Sirs, This is my fifth Taurus product to date. I have a modest collection of “high end” firearms and haven’t seen, felt or experienced any differences in fit, finish or most importantly performance with Taurus. Kinda wish I discovered Taurus about a dozen guns sooner. Taurus firearms are affordable primarily because they build their guns in-house. No middle man. To keep saying the phrase “good for the money” is really insulting to a firearm expert or at least a very experienced enthusiast. Give the dealer a $200 tip if it makes you feel better about paying boutique brand prices. Big fan of my Walthers, Colts & Berettas but I do put Taurus right in the same category. This latest G2c has become my number one edc piece for the last six months or so. 800+ rounds thus far of perfection. Yep, Taurus is prime hardware.

  9. Armando Paredes says:

    Buenas tardes…
    He leído con atención los comentarios.
    Tengo una preguntasen general a todos:
    La Taurus 2gc que usan es de fabricación brasilera o americana?
    Gracias por sus respuestas

    1. Hola Armando, Creo que todas de G3C estan fabricado en Brazil. Saludos, Tom

  10. Jason says:

    Love my g2c. I carry it daily. I’ve put over 1k rounds through it without a problem. Replace the trigger. I got a new trigger without the saftey and it made a world of difference. Trigger was $30. Best money I’ve spent on a pistol

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